Next week will see the sixth and final week of programming of New York City Ballet's six-week digital spring season.
On Tuesday 26 May at 8pm EDT, NYCB will release George Balanchine's Donizetti Variations with Ashley Bouder and Andrew Veyette.
On Friday 29 May, there will be a mixed programme of Justin Peck's Easy, set to music by Leonard Bernstein, along with excerpts from six other ballets:
- Pam Tanowitz' Bartók Ballet, her first work for NYCB, featuring Indiana Woodward in the 2019 world premiere performance
- Alexei Ratmansky's Voices, his latest work for NYCB, featuring Lauren Lovette in the 2020 world premiere performance
- Gianna Reisen's Composer's Holiday, her first work for NYCB as the youngest choreographer commissioned in the company's history, in the 2017 world premiere performance
- Kyle Abraham's The Runaway, his first work for NYCB, featuring Taylor Stanley, who received a 2019 Bessie Award for this role
- Justin Peck's The Times Are Racing, featuring Peck and Robert Fairchild in the 2017 world premiere performance
- Mauro Bigonzetti's Oltremare, set to a commissioned score by Bruno Moretti
Each program will be available for 72 hours after it premieres on NYCB's website, Facebook, and YouTube pages.
Details of other events can be found on the company's website: www.nycballet.com/digitalspring.
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